Prunus salicina ‘Burbank’
Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Well Drained
Plum trees provide food and cover for butterfly larva, birds and mammals.
Plum seedlings were sent from Japan to legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank in 1885. Recognizing the superior quality, Burbank sent some of the fruit on to a Professor Van Deman, who was a pomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Van Deman recommended that the new (to the U.S.) fruit be named after Burbank, and the American Pomological Society added it to their catalog in 1897.